Dating again in your forties
As an independent woman and world traveler, I have spent a great deal of my life single.
From interviewing over 150 "40-something" women for my blog, I've heard the good and the bad.It took: I realized I was the leader of my little family, and I had to take the role as the rock solid one, the go-to person, and the one my little kids could depend on 100% all the time. It gives my life purpose and meaning and joy that I can’t even begin to explain.So, with all that said, that is the first thing on my list of 4 advantages to starting over at 40.Whether you're divorced or have never been married at all, finding love and getting married after 40 can be done with patience, perseverance and optimism.You're likely to have a strong sense of who you are and what you want in a partner, and you can draw from your past experiences to improve on them."Never married" means you must have some neurotic trait that makes you impossible to live with and love.
Families think you're too picky, friends say your too career-focused and dates assume you're high maintenance.
These traits will help you in your quest to find a mate.
Write down five "non-negotiable" traits that you need in a spouse.
This question was recently posed to me by a 20-something woman on my blog.
Having been single and not single in my 40s, I know that each side comes with its own unique hardships and pleasures.
For years I wondered if there was some new way to go about dating; some secret approach that no one had discovered yet.